Take Care of Your Ticker: February is American Heart Month

February is American Heart Month, and it’s always wise to refresh our knowledge on heart health and disease prevention. Seniors and their families and caregivers should particularly look out for signs of disease. According to the National Institute on Aging (NIA), people age 65 and older are much more likely than younger people to suffer [...]

Resolve to Have a Healthy Year

Now that the new year is well underway, you may be thinking about ways to improve your life and how you will achieve those goals. Seniors especially can resolve to make healthy changes for the better – changes that are focused on improving their physical and mental wellbeing. Eat healthier food and focus on good [...]

Remember the Seniors on Your Holiday List

The holidays can be a time of great joy and engaging in cherished family traditions can bring some comfort to those who live alone or who live in a senior living facility. However, the season can also cause despondency as seniors reflect on times past, lost loved ones, health concerns or financial problems. The holidays [...]

Aging in Place: Home is Where the Heart Is

AARP research reveals that 75% of older adults prefer to age in place when given a choice. Aging in place is defined as the ability to safely, comfortably and confidently live in the home and community of your choice, regardless of your age, income and the condition of your health. At Kadan Homecare, we broaden [...]

Sandwiched Between Back to School and Caring for Aging Parents

It’s that time of year when students are heading back to school, and for most busy parents, this means that a more hectic schedule is imminent. Whether they’re shuttling kids to and from school or to various school activities, sports practices, and rehearsals, the demand on parents’ time is significant as they jump into a [...]

Independence & Seniors: Understanding When It’s Time to Get Help

Every July, Americans take the time to reflect on the gift of independence and what it means to us as a society. In fact, it’s been said that Americans’ most cherished values are individualism and the ability to be in control of their own lives. Most people think of independence for themselves as not having [...]

Resolve to Have More Fun for a Healthier and Happier New Year

“Fun is good,” Dr. Seuss “prescribes.” And, it isn’t reserved for the young. Regardless of age, joyful pursuits are what make us feel truly alive, engaged and connected. The world becomes more vibrant and inviting when we give ourselves permission to play. The importance of play can't be overstated. That's true for everybody, but it [...]

The Holidays May Not Be the Most Wonderful Time of Year for Many Seniors

The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.The holidays aren’t always happy for seniors. For many, the season can cause depression due to lost loved ones or health or financial problems.

Home for the Holidays? Four Warning Signs to Look for When Visiting Seniors

As you’re visiting aging parents or loved ones this holiday season, be sure to look for warning signs that they may need some extra help. A holiday visit may be a rare opportunity to observe a senior in-person, so it’s important to pay close attention to their physical and mental health and their living situation.As [...]

Make the Most of Holiday Visits: What to Look for When Visiting Aging Adults

Holidays are occasions that many of us spend with family, whether we live down the block or across the country. For those with aging parents or loved ones, these visits are an important time to take stock amidst the hustle and bustle, and to make plans. As you spend time with your loved one, make some [...]